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2006-2007 Grant Recipients

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School (Charles County)

In a comprehensive program that includes staff training, peer mentoring between sixth and eighth grade students, a lending library for families and an incentive-driven program for students, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School describes their project as a "a tree with many branches."

Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies (Baltimore County)

An alternative high school for students who are unsuccessful in a traditional high school setting, Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies is implementing a cognitive-behavioral anger management program within its school personal development curriculum that teaches students the dynamics of anger, gives them insight into their own anger appropriately and resolve their conflicts while getting their needs met. The program is in collaboration with the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Digital Harbor High School (Baltimore City)

Digital Harbor High School continues to work toward expanding its peer mediation program, a program launched in the winter 2006. The peer mediators also practice and present quarterly lessons school wide in the advisory classes and twice a year to freshmen in conflict resolution education. In addition, the school will be providing character education material to the whole school using the materials obtained in the Educator Resource Site: "Project Wisdom."

Gateway School (Carroll County)

This alternative high school continues to expand its work in conflict resolution education. In order to address the perceived areas of concern with miscommunication between students, bullying and harassment, and community issues, the project expands staff exposure to training in the Capture Kids' Hearts' workshop and provides a Teen Leadership course for all high school students.

Gilpin Manor Elementary School (Cecil County)

Gilpin Manor Elementary School is implementing the Second Step Program - a violence prevention program.

Gwynn Park High School (Prince George's County)

Building on its peer mediation program, Gwynn Park High School continues to strive toward expanding its conflict management program, specifically in terms of staff involvement.

Parkside High School (Wicomico County)

In a partnership with Salisbury University's Center for Conflict Resolution, the program at Parkside High School provides on going training and support to teachers involved in the Freshmen Academy, to enable the school community to improve their skills in communication and peaceful resolution of conflicts. In addition, two open houses for parents and other stakeholders in the community are planned, with a focus on communication and conflict resolution skills.

Patterson Park Public Charter School (Baltimore City)

Patterson Park Public Charter School is working toward the creation of a school-wide culture that instills character development in educational, home, and community environments, using the "Six Pillars of Character". Classroom conflict management lessons, parent information nights, assemblies and teacher training by the Community Mediation Program are activities that support these goals.

Patuxent Elementary School (Prince George's County)

The Patuxent Elementary School Conflict Resolution Project is designed to build a peaceful learning environment by focusing on student-student conflict training and empowering supportive educators such as parents, teachers, staff and community neighbors by offering training on topics which include anger management, conflict resolution and communication. A peer mediation program has also been launched.

Perryville Middle School (Cecil County)

Perryville Middle School is developing a comprehensive and school-wide character education program that includes Second Step curriculum for sixth graders, the Bully Free Classroom curriculum for seventh graders, curriculum from the School Conflict Management Resource Guide for eighth graders, and staff training from the Administrator's Guide. A peer mediation program is also being launched.

Piccowaxen Middle School (Charles County)

Building on their peer mediation program, Piccowaxen Middle School are focusing on staff training and classroom training for improving conflict management and prevention strategies.

Newport Mill Middle School (Montgomery County)

The major project at Newport Mill Middle School involves a year long in-school program targeting Latino male students who are at risk for negative outcomes including delinquency and gang involvement. The program is in partnership with a Montgomery County community-based non-profit organization, Identity, and involves small group counseling sessions, parent meetings and a field trip and retreat. In addition, a school wide effort has been launched to educate students and faculty in Bullying Prevention, which included staff training and school wide training.

Redland Middle School (Montgomery County)

Working together with the Conflict Resolution Center for Montgomery County, Redland Middle School has launched a peer mediation program this year.

Silver Spring International Middle School (Montgomery County)

Silver Spring International Middle School has also launched a peer mediation program this year working together with the Conflict Resolution Center for Montgomery County.

Stevensville Middle School (Queen Anne's County)

Building on the conflict resolution program launched in the prior year, Stevensville Middle School continues to expand use of conflict resolution education through Curriculum using materials from the School Conflict Management Resource Guide and Peer Mediation.

Thomson Estates Elementary School (Cecil County)

Plans include expanding the peer mediation program launched the prior year and utilizing guidance lessons in conflict management provided in the School Conflict Management Resource Guide.

Westlake High School (Charles County)

Westlake High School is working toward the development of a comprehensive conflict resolution program that includes student, faculty, and parental involvement through peer Mediation, classroom guidance lessons, and group counseling.


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